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This is the first tea I’ve had today. It’s sad when you are too busy to drink tea. Oh well, will have to get caught up tomorrow.
Thanks ifjuly for sending me this sample. I was quite excited to see coconut oolong in the package you sent. I had just written in a thread that coconut bongo was my favorite flavored oolong, when I took my fist sip of this. First thought, hmmm that might have been a lie, this is really good. BUT it was scorching hot, all I got was creamy coconut goodness. When it cooled to a more drinkable temp, I got hit over the head with foral oolong. ewwwwww – not grassy but clover floral – good bye coconut. Once it had cooled to lukewarm, the coconut reemerged but there was still some lingering floral. :((
I think this is probably a decent coconut oolong for most people, but sorry it’s too floral for my tastes.

ifjuly

ooooh i didn’t think about that (i forget to, since i love that kind of oolong)! alas. i have a feeling then my three fave coconut oolongs would all be disappointing to you as they’re all bao zhong-based, i think (maybe zen tea’s isn’t, not sure). oops!

Dexter3657

I’m actually drinking the second steep right now – I lowered temp (not something I would normally do on a 2nd steep) and lessened steep time. so 75C for 2.5 min – something like that. This is better, it’s still floral – but more generic flower. There is a certain something in some oolongs that reminds me of clover. This had a lot of that, but 2nd seems to be toned. Next time I drink this am going to adjust a bit – will see what happens. It’s all good – interesting experience.

Fjellrev

That’s really good to know. I’m looking for a very coconutty oolong and was wondering if this would be the answer. The price is a bit of a turn off. Now I know not to expect too much consistent coconut.

TranquiliTea81

I’m interested in finding a good coconut oolong too, I had thought about ordering this one, glad I read your review first, especially with the price…. I think I will pass on that one, because I’m looking for a strong, all coconut, all the time flavor.

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ifjuly

ooooh i didn’t think about that (i forget to, since i love that kind of oolong)! alas. i have a feeling then my three fave coconut oolongs would all be disappointing to you as they’re all bao zhong-based, i think (maybe zen tea’s isn’t, not sure). oops!

Dexter3657

I’m actually drinking the second steep right now – I lowered temp (not something I would normally do on a 2nd steep) and lessened steep time. so 75C for 2.5 min – something like that. This is better, it’s still floral – but more generic flower. There is a certain something in some oolongs that reminds me of clover. This had a lot of that, but 2nd seems to be toned. Next time I drink this am going to adjust a bit – will see what happens. It’s all good – interesting experience.

Fjellrev

That’s really good to know. I’m looking for a very coconutty oolong and was wondering if this would be the answer. The price is a bit of a turn off. Now I know not to expect too much consistent coconut.

TranquiliTea81

I’m interested in finding a good coconut oolong too, I had thought about ordering this one, glad I read your review first, especially with the price…. I think I will pass on that one, because I’m looking for a strong, all coconut, all the time flavor.

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C.S. Lewis – “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

I needed to update my profile. I joined Steepster 03Mar13. I am just amazed at how much my tastes have changed since then.
When I discovered loose leaf tea about a year and half ago, I didn’t know anything other than my local Davids and Teavana/Teaopia. Stumbling onto Steepster CHANGED EVERYTHING.
Hello, my name is Dex I’m a tea addict.
I’ve been through the “I need to try every single tea out there” phase. I really hope the worst of that has passed. I’ve learned enough to know that I only need to try HALF of all the teas out there. LOL
When I started this journey, I was all about the flavored rooibos and fruity tisanes. Don’t get me wrong there is still room for dessert (chocolate/caramel/nutty) Rooibos teas in my cupboard and I still do enjoy them, BUT I am quickly learning to appreciate the some of the straight teas of the world.
Big bold (but not icky)pu’erh is suddenly my favorite, followed by woody/roasted oolongs. I’m just starting to explore straight black teas, and have found some that I really like.
Generally speaking I’m not into greens at all, only like the occasional green oolong, and white teas are just too mild for my tastes (unless they are fruit flavored). I still enjoy really good fruit tisanes, but am now cold steeping them.
I don’t like floral/herbal blends, and mint anything is not on my preferred list.
I am still exploring new teas, adapting to my changing tastes, understanding more every day how little I really know about tea. Ultimately I would love to find approximately 50 teas that I just “can’t live without” and always have them in my cupboard. That might not be practical, but that what I’m searching for. It’s going to be a fun journey.

All in all, I love this site. I’ve met some wonderful people, and have gotten to try some amazing teas because of them. It really restores your faith in humanity when you get a note saying “oh by the way I sent you some tea”. Wonderful, generous, people here.

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